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It’s been clear for a long time that CNN is part of the anti-Trump resistance. From morning to night, the various journalists, hosts and panelists on the network make that obvious. Still, it’s nice when someone comes out and admits it. And that was precisely the gift that Karen Finney bestowed this morning on CNN.
Reacting to the Bernie Sanders town hall on Fox News, Morning Joe praises FNC for opening the door to different points of view. DNC chairman Tom Perez is criticized for prohibiting FNC from conducting a Dem presidential debate. And panel members praise as fair FNC personalities Bret Baier, Martha McCallum, Chris Wallace, Bill Hemmer, and Shep Smith.
What kind of Twilight Zone are we living in when Democrats pretend that the mainstream media are objective journalists and Fox News is an arm of the Trump administration? People are always talking about media bias, so why am I bringing this up now? Well, because of two news alerts that popped up on my phone. First, I read that the Democratic National Committee is refusing to partner with Fox News for the 2020 primary debates.
The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi broke news Wednesday afternoon that the Democratic National Committee would be banning the Fox News Channel from hosting a 2020 presidential primary debate in light of the rabidly anti-Fox hit job by The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer. Of course, the DNC has a fan of the move in CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter because Democrats are “dehumanized” and “attacked relentlessly” on FNC’s primetime shows.
On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski goes on an apparently canned rant, imploring people to "vote all-D" to stop President Trump, whom she describes as "racist, heartless, soulless," from "destroying the country." Watch the clip and see if you don't agree that Mika was reading a prepared monologue. This was bald-faced electioneering with malice aforethought. At what point does this kind of "commentary" become a contribution in kind to the DNC?
Well, that’s one way to show your partisan colors. American Urban Radio Networks correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan showed why she’s a chief White House press briefing carnival barker as she used Tuesday’s installment to wonder whether the various Trump scandals lay claim to credence to the notion that he’s an illegitimate President.
If there’s any doubt that the mainstream media will go to any lengths to protect fellow liberal Democrats, the fact that the journalists have avoided covering a lawsuit -- filed in D.C. district court exposing an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election -- should erase it completely.
On the Friday broadcast network evening newscasts, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News played the role of faithful PR representatives for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), giving legitimacy and life to a DNC lawsuit seeking to somehow avenge their 2016 election losses and lay blame on, among others, the Russian government.
The Washington Post broke into reporting on Louis Farrakhan and the Democrats on Sunday with a “Fact Checker” column by Glenn Kessler. On page A-4, Kessler gave Rep. Keith Ellison – deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee – a “four Pinocchios” rating for insisting he had no involvement with Farrakhan since 2006.
Cozy relationships will only take you so far, as was proven when DNC Chairman Tom Pérez got caught trying to pull a fast one on Univision's weekly Al Punto talker.
Former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile has been on just about every network promoting her new book about the 2016 election, Hacks, and has largely avoided confirming any of the damning allegations she made about Hillary Clinton’s campaign in that book. She dodged and avoided saying negative things about the DNC again on FNC host Tucker Carlson’s show Wednesday night, but the interview took an unexpected turn towards the end, when the conservative talk show host couldn’t contain himself any longer, and burst into laughter at one of Brazile’s nutty deflections.
As the morning broadcast network newscasts on Friday and Saturday gave attention to former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile's charge that the DNC was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, there was a striking contrast in the way ABC's Matthew Dowd dismissed the story on Saturday whereas NBC's Chuck Todd on Friday described the revelation as a "grenade" for Democrats.